COAT OF SMILES, parody art of iconic symbols. A duck's hat, a mouse's ears and a smiling yellow button. Three iconic things in one image.

The PAPERWALKER Journal is the personal weblog of award-winning character designer Florian Satzinger – who worked on characters such as Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, Looney Tunes (Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Silvester etc.), Pinky And The Brain, A.J.Hogg and Scooby-Doo – in which he shares bits and pieces of his character design work, processes, visual development, inspirations and reference materials of current, past and future projects.
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PLEASE NOTE, the displayed parody artworks of classical cartoon characters are distinct ironic or satiric imitations, by exaggerating and transforming the original characters and their related indica in a way that creates new originals and new meanings, different from the intentions of the originals.

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Sunday, February 28, 2021

ACME's Single-Use Pacemaker

"To help protect the exhibition's visitors during open hours, the artist does not allow this character to be displayed in a non-barred frame any longer.

#ACME #characterdesign #singleusepacemaker

The Balloon Hand

This is a symptom of arm wrestling overtraining.

#characterdesign #visualdevelopment #conceptart #paperwalker #balloonhand #yellowgloves

Saturday, February 27, 2021

The Dog-Duck-Dragon Paradox (DDDP)

I started with no idea, turned it into a dog, then into a duck and ended up with a dragon.

And, then I had an idea. For a fish. But I skipped drawing a fish.

#characterdesign #visualdevelopment #animationdesign #parodyart #paperwalker

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Mech E Coyote

Throwback character design, ca. 2014.

#acme #MechECoyote #characterdesign #mechanicalanimal #conceptart #visualdevelopment

Monday, February 22, 2021

The Ducks From A.C.M.E.

Note to self: pitch this as soon as the pleasantries are out of the way.

#TheDucksFromACME #animatedseries #animationdesign #originalseries #floriansatzinger #paperwalker

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Freibeuter

This is a rough digital preliminary test for one of about six or seven large size acrylic paintings I'm about to produce any time soon, all of which will satirize/parody classical cartoon characters and their iconic attributes. The characters will not be copies of course, but satiric imitations that refer to the originals in a way which creates new originals and new meanings.

#parodyartwork #satire #iconiccharacters #largescalepaitings #preliminarydrawing #characterdesign #lowbrow #parodyart

That's your model face

Smile without your eyes.
Raise your eyebrows.
Stop smiling.
That's your model face.

#cartoonduck #characterdesign #pencilsketch #digitalpencil #duckface #smilewithoutyoureyes #raiseyoureyebrows #stopsmiling #thatsyourmodelface #paperwalker

Friday, February 19, 2021

I Hate You

"An Animation Art icon and a LowBrow artwork walk into a bar ..."

#mickeymouse #lowbrowart #characterdesign #contemporaryart #classicanimationart

Thursday, February 18, 2021

And then there are those days ...

#characterdesign #designprocess #animationdesign #visualdevelopment #conceptart #characteranimation #whentheartistbecomestheart

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

The Striped Bunny Duck

"Crap, I'm just fiction."
#thestripedbunnyduck #bunnyduck #roughdrawing #roughsketch #cartoonduck #visualdevelopment #characterdesign

Sunday, February 14, 2021

A Disneyland sponsored racing team?

Well, no. Since the racing helmet's mouse-ears headgear ruined the aerodynamic efficiency, the duck team decided to go with a different sponsor.

I recorded the entire rough drawing process of the duck team's racing-car and added it here to the finished rough design.

The Disneyland logo was used for parody reasons only.
#parodyart #disneyland #headgear #mousehat #characterdesignparody #cartoonduck #drawingprocess